This research looks at the relationship between the bpm (beats per minute) pulsing of music and the performance of athletes. For this project, a crossover study was carried out on two separate days with 20 handball athletes. The distinctions between athletic stress tests were recorded with and without music, as well as differences between two different types of music beats (120 5bpm and 145 5bpm). Measurement parameters used were running distance, which has been passed in a predetermined time, and the performance of the pulse frequency. In addition, the perceived exertion of the participants was collected. In the test series apropos to running distance, the group with the music beat frequency of 145 5bpm performed significantly better than in the comparable run without music. The analysis on the use of varying musical frequencies, however, showed no significant difference, nor were significant differences in the pulse values found within the two groups or between the two groups. Finally, the results from the perceived exertion only hint at the possible influence bpm frequencies in music have on athletic performance. However, a significant difference could not be found here.